Fathoming the Mind

Inquiry and Insight in Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence
Product Number: EB00724744
Released: Oct 02, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781614293408
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
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Bestselling author B. Alan Wallace delivers the long-awaited followup to his Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence (2011). This companion volume stems from an oral commentary DUdjom Lingpa gave to the next section of theVajra Essence, in which he elucidates the cultivation of contemplative insight, or vipashyana, into the nature of existence as a whole. The revelation appears in the form of a fascinating dialogue within DUdjom Lingpa's own mind: various aspects of his mind pose questions to his own primordial consciousness, and the pithy and provocative replies tap into the very ground of being. The ensuing dialogue explores every stage of the path to buddhahood in this lifetime, from the very beginning to the unexcelled result of the rainbow body, signifying enlightenment. Everything you need to know to attain buddhahood is complete in this text. As Wallace continued to reflect on Dudjom Lingpa's writings and their relevance to the modern world, he was inspired to elaborate extensively on his original commentary. The book includes new introductory essays and an afterword, revealing the texts' contribution to the contemplative revolution triggered by the discoveries of Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein.

Author(s): B. Alan Wallace
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2018

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